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Week 10, Term One, 2018

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Cross Country practices continue over the holidays at North Burleigh in preparation for the House Cross Country on Wednesday afternoon of Week 1. We wish good luck to our Rugby boys on their tour of Canada and prepare for APS Round 1 versus Trinity in Week 1 of Term Two.

Queensland State School Swimming Championships

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The Queensland State School Swimming Championships were held in Brisbane last week. As the South Coast Region is very strong at swimming, many of the swimmers contributed significantly to the medals won in the Regional relay events.

The Senior School Somerset swimmers who performed exceptionally were:
Ky Codd (16 years) – 7th in 100m Breaststroke, 5th in 50m Breaststroke and gold in Medley relay
Mia Collins (14 years) – silver in Freestyle relay
Leon Shirayama (17 years) – 7th in 50m Freestyle, 5th in 100m Breaststroke, bronze in 100m Butterfly, gold in Medley relay, bronze in Freestyle relay, bronze in 50m Butterfly and silver in 50m Breaststroke
Harrison Smith (17 years) – gold in 100m Breaststroke, gold in Medley relay, gold in 50m Breaststroke and silver in 200m Breaststroke

Leon Shirayama and Harrison Smith have qualified to be selected on the Queensland School Swimming Team to compete in Hobart later this year at the National Titles.

Tennis: Luke Shirley and Luke Buker

Last year, Luke and Luke won the 2017 Winter Season Inter- Club Section three competition and were promoted to Section 2 for the 2018 Summer Competition.

The Section 2 finals were played last Saturday and the two Luke's were up against the undefeated Currumbin Cougars, whom they went on to soundly defeat. The Luke's won their doubles match 6-5 (after a tie-break) and then won each of their singles matches 6-0 and 6-1 and now seek promotion again next season.

Junior School Student Sport Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who made the following representative squads: • Marley and Rio Burns – Under 11 Girls Hinterland District and South Coast Netball. Have been invited to compete in the State Championships at Carrara on 16 & 17th June.
• Ruby Partridge – Under 12 Girls Hinterland District Basketball Junior Netball Skills (Year 4 to 6) Occur every Wednesday from 7:15-8:15 a.m. on the Outside Ray Netball Courts. It is great to see the numbers at these sessions increasing every week! This will re-commence back in Week 2 Term Two.

Junior School Swimming Class Lessons Prep to Year 5

A reminder that Junior School Class Swimming Lessons for Prep to Year 5 are compulsory for all students all throughout the year. If a child is unable to swim for any reason, they must bring a note from home and pass it onto to the classroom teacher or swimming instructor.

The College has a wonderful swimming pool facility which offers a year-round swimming environment. We would love for each and every student in the Junior School would relish and enjoy the opportunity to learn basic water survival skills needed to keep themselves safe in the water and utilise the quality precinct.

Somerset Sport Policy

All policies and procedures are outlined in the Senior School Sport page of Schoolbox, under “Sport Policy and Dates”. All students and parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these.
Please note, practices are compulsory for both Winter and Summer Seasons.

Hinterland Sports Trials

Hinterland Trials are for strong performers to trial for representative selection in school sport. These lead to Regional and State teams.

Students wanting to trial for these teams, must email or come to the Sports Department ASAP. All trials are listed on the Sports Page of Schoolbox (“Representative Sport” tile) and announced in Notices during the week.

Cross Country Team Training

Every day at 7.00am to 8.15am
Meet Ms McKenna and Ms Oppermann at the Track, all welcome. Practices will continue over the holidays at North Burleigh.

House Cross Country Carnival, Wednesday 18 April:
In Week 1 of Term Two, we will host our Annual House Cross Country Carnival. Students will leave class at the end of period four and head to the Track area to prepare for their races (16 Years+ Boys race 6km, all others race 3km). Awards will conclude at the Track by 4.45pm.

APS Winter Dates

Term 2: Weeks 1 to 8 Winter Season Rounds 1 to 7 and Finals Day

APS Sport Photos
Click here to access photos of your sport or your team.

All Season details on Schoolbox Senior School Sports page. (“Winter Sports” tile for all season dates, and training schedules of the APS Season)

Sports Information

  • Don’t forget to check the Somerset Schoolbox Senior School Sport Page, as well as the noticeboard at the end of the Science Block for all Sports notes.

  • If you need more information, drop by the Sports Office.

  • The Sports page link must be added to your Schoolbox.

  • If you need more information, drop by the Sports Office in the Ray Building.

Student Injuries: If your son or daughter is injured at school sport, it must be recorded at the time by the school nurse/medical person present if parents wish to apply through the school insurance policy. If delayed signs or symptoms arise over the weekend, students must notify the school nurse on Monday morning.

All sporting details are posted on Schoolbox on the Sports page.

  • go to “My Links” at the bottom left of your Schoolbox page and click ‘Edit”

  • at “Manage my Links”, click “+” at the top right of page

  • paste the link below and add title “Senior School Sport”: http://schoolbox.somerset.qld.edu.au/homepage/1466

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